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The Florida Keys Sights

Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Updated 05/12/2014

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On the National Register of Historic Places, this 280-acre bay-side island is the site of a virgin hardwood forest and the 1919 home of chemical magnate William Matheson. His caretaker's cottage serves as the park's visitor center. Access is by boat—your own, a rented vessel, or a tour operated from Robbie's Marina. The tour leaves at 8:30 am Friday through Sunday and takes in both Lignumvitae and Indian keys (reservations required). Paddling here from Indian Key Fill,

at MM 78.5, is a popular pastime. The only way to do the trails is by a guided ranger walk, offered at 10 am and 2 pm Friday to Sunday. Wear long sleeves and pants, and bring mosquito repellent. On the first Saturday in December is the Lignumvitae Christmas Celebration, when the historic home is decorated 1930s-style.

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Sight Information

Address:

Islamorada, Florida, United States

Phone:

305-664–2540-park; 305-664–8070-boat tours

Sight Details:

  • $1 for ranger tours; $35 for boat tours
  • Park Thurs.–Mon. 8–5; house tours Fri.–Sun at 10 and 2.

Updated 05/12/2014

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